Buea Cameroon: South West Chiefs bash Francophonisation of UB

Members of the South West Chiefs’ Conference (SWECC) have slammed the flooding of Francophone students in the University of Buea (UB) at the peril of Anglophones.

The traditional rulers accused Government and UB administrative staff of gross marginalisation of Anglophone students, seeking admission into the citadel of learning.

“Many Anglophones are denied entry into UB on ground that they did not pass the English Language exam at the GCE Ordinary Level, whereas the students have studied, written and passed exams using the English Language.

But Froncophones who can barely speak English, take a few weeks of preparatory classes and are admitted into UB.

The very administration allows Francophone lecturers who can barely speak English to lecture students, and sometimes do so in French or Pidgin.

     

This is gross marginalisation of Anglophones in their own Region and it must stop.”

To the Chiefs, Government and UB officials must rigorously respect the admission requirements of UB, which is a pass in the GCE Ordinary Level English.

The Chiefs also said Francophone students seeking admission into UB must sit a competitive entrance examination written in English and not the so called immersion programme.

The Chiefs raised the issue in Buea, July 17, during an executive meeting of SWECC, chaired by its President, Senator Nfon VE Mukete.

The monarchs suggested that if the administration wants to do justice to Anglophones, the classes and test taken by Francophone students should also be taken by Anglophones who failed English Language at the GCE Ordinary Level. 

 

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